Saturday, August 20, 2016

Louisiana Flooding

Have you seen the news?  

Are you aware of the devastation in Louisiana from the rain and flooding?  

We generally don't watch the news but read on our tablets or laptops.  The last I read 14 people had lost their lives....it could have been worse.  Over 40,000 homes have been destroyed or damaged.  Those fine people cannot go home to sleep.  Have you ever dealt with a flooded building?  It's full of mud and the dry wall soaks up water.  Everything inside that was touching the floors is destroyed, so all furniture and appliances have to be tossed out.  Clothing, toys etc...gone.  Carpeting and wooden flooring have to be torn out.  The drywall has to come down and if you're lucky the frame work will be ok.  But all the wiring will have to be checked before it can be used.  And still thee people have no place to live.  Insurance will help, if they had some.  If you don't live in a flood zone, flood insurance isn't required.

I haven't seen this reported much...even Dan Rather said it was a lack of reporting...it was more important to tell us about the Olympic swimmers who got arrested.

The fires in California has gotten more coverage!

I've seen that Walmart has sent supplies.  Locally Abita Brewing has been helping out.  Tom Bensen, owner of the Saints and Pelicans are helping. This weekend there are events being held to raise funds and I'm sure there will be more in the future.

If you can help there are many organizations you can donate to.  I copied this list from another blog so hopefully the links work.  If not google them

American Red Cross in Louisiana:http://www.redcross.org/local/louisiana